Thursday, September 29, 2016

Vote fraud and the future of the republic - Thomas Lifson

by Thomas Lifson

There is every reason to fear massive vote fraud targeted at ensuring that a faltering Hillary Clinton takes the election.

The left is making a bet that its vote fraud efforts can be disguised from the public long enough to win this election, and then open the floodgates to ensure that the left permanently rules America (and completes the fundamental transformation Obama promised).  There is every reason to fear massive vote fraud targeted at ensuring that a faltering Hillary Clinton takes the election.

The key is to import millions of Democrat voters from groups that reliably offer 90%+ support to the left and its promises of free stuff.  With Hillary in Oval Office and controlling the bureaucracy, citizenship can be accelerated.  But as shocking studies show, noncitizens are already voting in large numbers and affecting elections.  Fred Lucas reports at the Heritage Foundation’s Daily Signal:
The Obama administration opposes states verifying citizenship status of registered voters. Inquiries into voter fraud are typically met with derision from both government and the media—and in at least one instance with prosecution. Prosecutors don’t prioritize voter fraud, while convictions only garner light sentences.
These are among the voter fraud problems facing the United States, experts noted this week, even as prominent voices on the left say such fraud is a myth.
The left’s opposition to voter integrity laws or even inquiry can be simply explained, Judicial Watch President Tom Fitton said.
“Why on earth would you not want to make sure that only citizens are registered and voting?” Fitton, author of “Clean House: Exposing Our Government’s Secrets and Lies,” said at a forum at The Heritage Foundation Tuesday. “That to me shows that the Obama administration and the left generally, which is behind this, wants to be able to steal elections if necessary. To me, that’s a crisis.”
A 2014 study by Old Dominion University found that 6.4 percent of all noncitizens voted in the 2008 election and 2.2 percent voted in the 2010 midterm elections. The study concludes this likely put Minnesota Sen. Al Franken, a Democrat, over the top in the race in his 312-vote statewide victory over Republican Norm Coleman in 2008.
[If Franken had lost, Obamacare would not have been passed – ed.]
Fitton said this is approaching 15 percent of all noncitizens voting.
In the past, opponents have argued that ID requirements hurt minority participation. Meanwhile, studies have found minority voting has increased after voter ID was implemented.
So we are being sold two frauds: that fraud is a tiny problem, and that only citizens can vote. 
This week a New York Times editorial called voter fraud a “myth” and “fake”:
As study after study has shown, there is virtually no voter fraud anywhere in the country. The most comprehensive investigation to date found that out of one billion votes cast in all American elections between 2000 and 2014, there were 31 possible cases of impersonation fraud. Other violations—like absentee ballot fraud, multiple voting and registration fraud—are also exceedingly rare. So why do so many people continue to believe this falsehood?
Credit for this mass deception goes to Republican lawmakers, who have for years pushed a fake story about voter fraud, and thus the necessity of voter ID laws, in an effort to reduce voting among specific groups of Democratic-leaning voters.
Democrats know that the best defense is a good offense.  That’s why, in an effort to distract:
Rep. John Lewis, a pioneer in the civil rights movement, wants the Obama administration to appoint observers for the November election in certain states.
"We should ask for federal protection," the Georgia Democrat said Wednesday, warning "the election can be stolen on election day at polling places."
With (now discredited by her private jet secret meeting with Bill Clinton) Loretta Lynch in charge of the DOJ, the feds cannot be counted upon to bust the fraud.  This is classic misdirection.

Thomas Lifson


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